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ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 60
SIX MONTHS. - - -_7?_
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2G, 1905.
V Thc ghost of free silver is fading
\ out. Even Mexico ip giving thesis
J teen to one idea a death blow.
J Two new varieties of cotton have
J been exhibited at Melbourne, Austra
I lia. One of them is claimed to bc
linen-like cotton, estimated to bc "a
worth 20 cents a pound. The other
produces a ?ilky cotton that is said to
be worth 24 cents a pound. Such cot
ton as this is w<?rth producing.
The ladies of thc liaplist Church at
Johnston, S. C., now attend night
services bareheaded. They claim that
they are now on an equality with the
men in showing their reverence for
the Lord's house by uncovering their
heads while attending divine woribip.
Sensibls women. Their example u
worthy of imitation by the fair sex
throughout thc whole countr
outh Carolina's Commissioner of
Immigratien, Col. E. J. Watson, has
established a branch office in New
York, so as to have some one on the
spot to turn immigrants this way.
As the same time he is succeeding in
having public attention directed to
this State through newspaper inter
views as to our advantages. All of
which counts; is worth thousands of
dollars and doesn't rest a cent.
In a few more weeks thc fanners of
the South will have either made or
ruined themselves Gnancially. Which
will it be? They arc up against a
plain proposition. If they fail ?0 cut
their cotton acrcogo this \ear, they
will surely succeed next year in that
line, but it will be a forced movement
' then. It will bc because they will
not have enough money or credit to do
Thc government crop summary is
sued in Washington a few dayB ago
\ says cotton planting is much delayed
in Mississippi and Louisiana and Itter
than usual in Texas and thc Caro
linas. Better progress has been made
in Alabama and Georgia, and in thc
southern portions of these Slates is
nearly complete. Fair to good stands
of early planted are reported from
Alabama, Georgia and Florida. In
Texas, carly planted is reported prom
The present wheat situation in the
United States waa the subject of an
address by John C. Williams, of Wash
ington, before the recent meeting of
the AsBOoiation "For the Advance
ment of Science." Aooording to Mr.
Williams, an increase in the consump
tion of wheat has gone steadily for
rard is this country since 1001, wh 'e
the production has declined, so that
at present, temporarily at least, the
heme consumption and the home sup
ply just about balance, leaving but
little for export. Roughly stated, tho
wheat crop of 1904 was 552,000,000
bushels, against 638,000,000 in 1003,
and 748,000,000 in 1001.
? - m t-mmm.
y - We note in a Dumber of our ex
chaudes that fertilizer shipments to
j dealers have been much heavier this
year than last. Our contemporaries
naturally view the circumstance with
Borne misgiving, notwithstanding the
j denial of the leaders of the movement
that more fertilizers are being used
for cotton than formerly. The gov
ernment will make a report aa to the
I aoreage in June and then we will
know beyond a doubt whether the
Cotton Growers' Association has ac
complished its purpose. If it is
shown that aoreage has not been re
duced, it will be proven that a work
ing organization of farmers cannot be
accomplished, fir never has a greater
effort been made nor has the need of
one ever been greater. Wo are hope
tul of a favorable report.
Tho large cotton crop produced in
the South last year has given rise to a
movement which may mean much in
creating a new market for cotton and
incieasing its price. It is proposed
to hfrvo the sacks for fertilizers and
other products made of cotton. It is
estimated that it would require from
one to one and a half million bales to
supply the demand for ;uano sacks
alone, if only cotton were used for
this purpase. If, in addition to this,
cotton should bc used for bags for
ri.?e, grain, sugar, salt, etc., it would
easily take 2,000,000 bales to manu
facture these hags. The field is not
limited to the use of fertilizer sack?.
It is unlimited in the grocery busi
ness, and it is claimed that thc sack
Ja cheaper and more valuable wh?n
empty than the burlaps of India.
The mei chants of Charleston have in
augurated this reform, and it is to be
Nv hoped that it will c?tend to all parts
O- thc cotton belt. The jute and bur
lap/ of India now furnish most of tl e
jxnateiial for sacks and bags used in
this country. The South is in a posi
tion to open a new market for ita
leading product aud to create an im
mediate and increased demand for
cotton. If this industry can bc suc
cessfully established in the South, it
will advance the price of cotton, in
crease the South's manufacturing
wealth and insure to the planter a
good return for his labor for many
years to come.
darvic Jordon to the Farmers.
Atlanta, April 21. -President Hnrvie
.Jordon of the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation has issued ii cull tor meetings
io bo held by farmers, merchants nnd
business men ol' all classes on tho lirst
Tuesday in May. These meetings ure
very important to tho success of the
Southern Cotton Association, and Mr.
Jordan urges a tull attendance.
lie requests in this cab all the ofti
cers of the State, county and different
organizations to do all in their power
to secure a large attendance nt these
The object of tho meetings is to se
rme from the tanners the per cent, of
the cotton reduction in acreage, and.
in thc use ol fertilisers itt tho year ol
l'.Kji in each county or palish, and re
port the same through tho Stute and
territorial divisions to Hie centra! as
sociation as quickly alter as possi
Tim following is an official call,
which is self-explanatory:
Headquarters Southern Cotton
Growers' Association, Atlanta, Ga.,
April 15.-Bearish literature is being
freely and persistently distributed ali
over the South in an eliot t to create
the impression that tim cotton acreage
and use ot' guano under cotton tor luu?
?\vi 11 be but slightly decreased. The
people who are responsible for these
statements aro either largely interest
ed in trying to depress the price of
spot cotton in orderte till their con
tracts sold for future delivery 'it a big
profit, or they want a huge crop grown,
so as lu increase their revenues on
handling the crop. The wish is large
ly tho "father to the thought." Others
have no faith in efforts ot cotton grow
ers to co-operate on a business propo
sition and are doubting Thomuses on
general principles. Deeming it ad
visable and important to have one
more general rally before tho end of
the planting season, in order that the
farmers may assemble at their respec
tive county scats und discuss tlie situ
ation, 1 hereby issue this olliciul call
for mass meetings to bu held nt all of
tlie county seats in each of tile cotton
growing 'countiesor parishes on the
lirst Tuesday in May. 1005. Tho presi
dents and other officers of tho State
ami territorial divisions, and of tlie
county nnd palish organizations are
hereby instructed and earnestly re
quested to actively toko steps at
once to advertise these meetings
fully, and secure good speakers to ad
dress the propio on the date named.
The above oHiciuls are also urged to
secure from thu tuiuierson that, date
au approximate percentage of the re
duction in cotton acre II go and use ot
guano under cotton for lito."?, in tbeii
respective counties or pariahes and
report the same through their State
and territorial divisions to the central
association an quickly thereafter as
possible. If tlie general percentage in
reduction is not sufficient at that time
to guarantee a heavy curtailment in
production for 190.*), the remedy can be
applied before it is too late by at once
planting a part, of tlie lands prepared
for cotton in other crops. This cannot
be done after the planting season ie
over. It is absolutely imperative that
a heavy reduction in the cotton acreage
for luOo be made and the food suppl y
cropB increased. Any other course will
mean disaster, quick and certain. Oui
enemies are fighting hard and spend
ing thousands of dollars to win in thu
struggle in order that they may con
tinue in control of the pricing and
handling of our great crop. Thc
farmers have the situation absolutely
in their own control and will eithei
win or lose in the next i50 days. Thc
officers and members of the Farmers
Educational und Co-operative Union
and other agricultural organization!
are cordially and earnestly invited tc
co-operate in the call for these mass
Our cause is tho same and let us get
together and see which way we nie
drifting at this critical period in thc
South's history, Everybody ?B invitee!
to attend these meetings who are in
terested i-., the future prosperity ol
our country Attend the mass meeting
on the fin,c tuesday in May at youl
county seat, M bother you area mem
ber of thc. Southern Cotton Associa
tion or not, nnd by united effort anil
interest at this time, correct any fatal
mistake that has been made before il
is too late. A million southern cotton
growers should attcud the 812 county
or parish meetings on the first Tuesday
in May, '.nd pledge their d?termin?e
co-operation in reduction of cotton
acreage 25 per cent for 1U05. Hold
tight to your spot cotton, reduce youl
cotton acreage and the price can soon
be forced to 10 cents per pound. Thc
Cotton Plantera* Commission and
Holding company will take care of thc
surplus the moment the reduction ic
acreage is assured to be sufficient tc
make a short crop this year.
The daily and weokly press througli
the entire cotton belt is urged to print
this general call and editorially urge
the atteudanoe of the peop'le ae
fully as possible to discuss this great
and important matter.
? Very truly.
President Southern Cotton Associa
A Pleasant Piece.
The Nows and Courier of last Mon
day had a pleasant nnd readable piece
about Anderson and some ot the citi
zens of that enterprising town. The
piece was just, ard all the more pleas
ant because of thu praise of the enter
prise and thrift of the people seemed
to bo as honest and a? sincere as it' woe
deserving. In it was no kind of hint
that the merits of other communities
were le?p. worthy of r?cognition.
The Press and Banner has no sym
pathy or toleration for those who
would tear dow.n, but it loves the man
or the newspaper who would build
As a rule, men of ability and honor
aro competent to try to discuss a ques
tion without resorting to personalities.
It requires no ability whatever to at
tempt to assassinate character, the
most sacred of all earthly possessions.
Tho News and Courier's article
about Anderson is pleasant, and one
which the good people ot Anderson
?tu iippiccir?tc.-AUU?Vtl?6 i*!?;*!? UIl?
- In thc United States, court at
Charleston the ihroj men teeently
convicted of oonspiracy to rob and
?.obbiog the postoflioe at Latta, S. C.,
were sentenced. Rudolph H thous was
given three years, James Johnson.alias
Murphy, seven years, and John King,
five ycara all at hard labor io Fed
eral prison at Atlanta. The sentence
of Johnson was longeron account of
his pl<>a of guile v of Imo -ny of govern
ment funds at Enoroo, S C. Notion
of appoal to the Court of Appeals was
given by attorney for Habens.
Anderson Hatcher, who lives a re
miles below here, is very sick with
Tho Townville oil mill closed last
week after a very successful season
under tho supervision of li, S. Ash
ley und J. VV. Washington. The
mill has realized quito un enviable
ll. W. Spearee is clerking tor J. W.
Mrs. Harriet Haves, who has been
very sick, has recovered.
T ne teachers ot Townville school aro
preparing for un entertainment to be
given at the clono of school June 5.
The school at Broylen, a fuw miles
from here, doses ni;xt Friday, at ter a
very successful term taught by W. I).
Acker of Anderson, and Miss Mary
Jane Gantt, nf Hroyles. Mr. Acker is
ecent graduate of the Citadel and a
young mun of much promise. Miss
Gantt is a daughter of John C. Gantt,
and a young woman of rare accom
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Felton, ot Monea
Path, were visiting in town last week.
Loni* Ligon, of Anderson, visited
home folks last Sunday.
J. It. Pant has been appointed to
succeed his father, W. V. M. Pant, as
Magistrate for Pork Township. Mr
Kant waa forced to resign on account
ol' declining health. <?.
- When you tell a girl how b?.?u
tiful she looks it is a sigu she believes
- Marriage is a rank failure when a
woman has to play ragtime tunes on
a washboard in order lo support the
alleged man who poses as her hus
- If you try to whisper to a girl
she acts like she was afraid'she might
try to kiss you against her will.
- Most men are willing to let their
wives train the children, but they in
sist on training the dog themselves.
Tho labor and expense of farming can
be greatly lessened by having improved
and up-to-date Implements-such as are
sold by Sullivan Hardware Co.
Notice to Teachers.
Tho regular spring, examination will
be held at A m lor son on Friday. May
19th. (jupsUons in "Civics" will be
buM?d on I'eterman'n Civil Government;
in Pedagogy on "Hughes' Mistakes in
Teaching." All applicants for certifi
cate? are advised to read "The Vialon of
Bir Launfal," and "The Last of the Mohi
cans." Tho books can be secured at tho
County Superintendent's office.
lt. E. NICHOLSON.
_Aprll '?ry, 11)05_45_4_
Notice ls hereby given to Electors of
liol ton hotioo'. District, No. Iii, that an
election ls ordered to be held in said
School District In a imitable place in the
town of Helton on Thursday, the 11th ol
May, on the question of levying a three
(3) mill Hchool tax.
J. O. HARRIS,
J. T. RICE,
T. J. COX,
Notice to Creditors.
AU persons having demands agaimj
tho EBtate of M. Eveline Newton, de
ceased, are hereby notified to present
them, properly proven, to the undersign
ed, within tho timo prescribed by law, and
thoee indebted to make payment.
CHAS. J. DOG GS, Admt'r.
April 2<I, 1905_45_3_
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
By ti. ?. H> Nance, Judge of Probate.
Whereas, E. C.
Pruitt bits applied to meto grant him Dot
tors of A dm in st ra ti on on the Estate and
efiVct* of (Jeorge W. Long, deceased :
These are, therefore, to cite and admon
ish till kindred and creditors of the said
George W. Long, deceased, to he and
appen? before mo in Court of Probate,
to be held al Ander? in Court House, on the
12th day ot May, IUDS,', after publication
hereof, to show cause, if any they have,
why i lie said Administration should not
be granted. Given under my hand thia
24th dav of April. 1905.
R.Y. H NA.sCK, Probate Judge.
April 26. 1005_45_2
THE STATE OF SJUTH CAROLINA,
COUNT* or ANDERSON.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
J .on cs S Mc Cully, P.alntlff, against Mn. Amanda
.1. Allen, J. Han. A HOD, ti. A. Mcuully. Carrie
M Patrick S.Joe McCttl ly, A nun J. Humphreys,
Wade C. Humphrey?, A tina V. Welton, Louise
L. Hu m ph rc) s, Melle bumplireys, Martha E.
Osborne, Kima Osborne Blauton, Erne Osborne
Hinckley, Thoa. T. Osborne, Ju S Osborne, P.
K McCully,Br., in bia own right and M .Ad
ministrator with Will annexed of Stephen Mc
Cully.drceased, P. K McCullv, Jr, B. & Mo
Cully, Elizabeth McCall?, Margie Maxwell,
Clarence Pr?vost, Stephen Provost, Erlalne
Cheshire. Marlu Marshall. Adele Provost Bsi les,
and J. 8. Fowler, D?fendant?.-dummons for
Belief-Complaint not Berved.
To the De fendants above named :
YOU are hereby aammoned And required to an
swer the Complaint In this action, which
waa, on the Wt h a. y or April, low, ?lr-d in
the.olhco of thu. fh-rk oi the Court of Common
Plea? at Anderson ?5. ti., 8 C., and to serre a
cony or your answer to the said Complaint on the
subscribers at their office, at Anderson C. H.. S. C.,
within twenty days after the service hereof, ex
clusive of the day of auch service : end, If yon
rall to answer tho Complaint within tho time
aforesaid, the Pial ntl ff in this action will apply
to the Court for the relief demanded in tho Com
D*ted April 2?, 1906.
SIMPSON A HOOD,
[SRAI.] JUC. C. WATKINS, c. c c p
To the Minor Defendant, Aire. Adele Pr?vost
Balles : You will take notice i hat unless yon pro
euro tho appointLLcnt of a guirdian ad lltem to
re resent you tn the above slated action within
twenty days trom tho servie* or this 8ummsus
upon you, exclusive or t:,o day or service, the
Plaintiff herein will a ply to the Court for the
appointment or a guardian ad lltem to appear In
your benair. SIMPSON A HOOD,
April 5fi 1905 46 .?
Notice Stockholders Meeting-.
Wheres?, the regular Annual Meeting
of the Stockholders of the GIUOK Mills
waa cal Dd for'tho 17?h January, 1905, In
accordance with tho By-Livra ot the
Company; and whereas, a quorum . was
not pr?sent?t that time, the Sacreary
adjourned tft'd meeting to be hold at
Minti futuro time. 8>ib|eet to tim CJH of
the President; now, therofore, take notice
that a meeting wilt be held en Ta ead av,
tho second day of .May. 1005, at 12
o'?dock, noon, at the office of the Ear
inti',' und Merchants' Bank, in tte City
of Anderson, South Carolina, for the
pu. j>O?? Of ?inn iiuf; ? D.,r?i .? wi Di ?"cit GIB,
and transacting such other buaintsa as
may properly ooma bn'oesdd uieptinir.
ROB P. E\ I.IOON.
Pr*?*ddt-nt dr TiOisuier.
G. B. WALTON, Secretary.
April ft, K 05 v 42 4
Notice Final Settlement.
THE undersigned, Exec?, tor of
the Estate of O. H. P. Kant, deceas
ed, hereby gives notice that he will on
Monday, May 22nd, 1905 apply
to the Judge of Probate for Anderson
County for a Final Settlement ot said
' Estate, and a discharge from bia offloa
H. B. FANT, Ex'cuW.
Apr? 19,1005, 44 &
?**IS OUR MOTTO.
Buying at Undei-Price and Selling at Under-Price.
We buy in Case Lots, and can save you
the Jobbers' Profit.
One Case Ruft Bleaching, yard-wide, at 5c yard.
One Case Barker Mills Bleaching, best 10c quality, at 7ic yd.
One solid Case English Lougclotb, worth 15c, at 10c yard.
Bett Lonsdale Cambric at 10c yard.
In all their beauties are here.
Lawns, worih 5c, at 2ic yard.
Lawns, worth 8c, at Gc a yard.
Fine Steer Lawns and Novelty Wash Goods at 10c, 12}c and
60 dozen Ladies' Bleached Gauze Veste, tape neck and arm?,
worth 10c, at 8c, or two for 15c.
One Case of Ladies' very fine Gauze Vests, full lace front ;
some ask 25c, our price 10? each.
Shoe and Clothing Buyers
Can secure the beat styles and eave 25 per cent by seeing our line
ot Shoes and Clothing.
We carry the Behring 8hoe Co's. Fine Shoes for Ladies.
Bion F. Reynolds, T. D. Barry's and Geiz Shoes for Menf
irom the medium grades to the best.
Two Balls Sewing Colton lc, one Paper Pins lc, one dozen
Safety Pins lc, two dozen Pearl Buttons 5c, Seamless Blue and
Red Sox 5c pair, two Spools Machine Cotton 5c, Fans lc each
and up. i
Ladies' Shirt Waists, worth 81 00, at 50c each.
We can save you money on all you want.
Bum mer Wants!
We have received the last ol our New Stock, and for thif
season will show the very swellest line of Summer Ooodf
that has ever been your good fortune to seo,
Special mention of our
Hosiery and Underwear.
In MILLINERY we'll be just a little ahead of others
with all the newest ideas in head wear for every one. Bf
snre yon see this department 'ere yon plaee yonr order.
Complete line of guaranteed FOOT WEAK.
Always visit our Store-you'll find what yon want.
On Garden and Field Seed.
We bave ii full line of tho BEST
Garden &ed. Also, White and Yel
low Dent Com. White and Kc'. Onion
Sets, German and Cat Tail Millet, all
kiuds of Clovers, Bradford, Kattie*
snake, Kleckle?, Sweet Ironclad Wa
termelon 8?ed, Emeral, Getrsan,
Hack'jaajk, Netted Gem, Ru<ky;
""FordCantelope Seed, Ambar aud Or
ange Cane Seed. Agenta Interna*
A Handsome Stock of Dry Goods,
A Handsome Stock of Millinery,
A Handsome Stock of Shoes,
A Handsome Stock of Clothing,
A Handsome Stock Matting, Carpets, Rugs?
WE ARE GOING TO GIVE AWAY FREE
To our friends and customers handsome
Toilet Sets, Hocker Chairs,
And everything you can think of to furnish and beautify your home. We
are going to do this in order to introduce to the people of thia and surround
ing country our New Store and Large Stock of Gooda, and the very Lovr
Prices that we offer them. We ask each and every one to consult their own
interest in giving us their business this Spring.
We buy our Goods in large and tremendous lois, thereby saving for oui
patrons the middle man's profit.
In giving away these handsome Presents the loss is ours.
Butterick Patterns. Wall Paper carried in stock.
113 GRANITE ROW.
There is nothing a man is more particular about
than the bread he eats. He wanbi it to be good re
gardless of the kind of FLOUR i*-'8 m&de of. Ho
expects to buy a chrap Flour from somebody and get.
bread as gocd as- '
Or he bu}s a Flour branded Dean's Patent front
somebody else at 50c. per barrel less than the genuiner
And raises sand with us about
Not being "as good as it used to be." That's unjust;
, ? ? " . ' , ... .' \. lt -'.V'-^Vi^'Sij
People, if you want a Flour that's absolutely pure,
?gd has met every test required of it under the mill's
guarantee, come to us and buy the only Genuine.!
Puto and Original
THA.T'S SEMSE t
Sole Distributors of